Region: Mexico

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Mexico

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting: A Global Guide 2018

Officers at Mexico’s 49 customs offices inspect the contents of containers with Mexico as their final destination in order to detect counterfeit merchandise. Because the authorities cannot commence proceedings against counterfeit goods, rights holders must file corresponding legal actions.

24 May 2018

Know your rights: grounds for ownership and opposition under a Mexican trademark licence

Mexican law follows international standards with regard to trademark licensing, and licensors can benefit from a licensee’s use of their mark even where the agreement has not been recorded. However, the local rules governing ownership in these circumstances are less clear.

01 May 2018

United States slides, Germany continues to rule: counsel rate court systems across the globe

Despite being key litigation battlegrounds, counsel confidence in the court systems of China and the United States remains shaky.

12 April 2018

Customs concerns: counsel identify significant room for improvement in India, Iran and Turkey

Trademark counsel have had their say on the efficiency of customs authorities across the globe – with some of the largest importers of counterfeit goods giving cause for continued concern.

11 April 2018

Trademark offices prepare for the future as users give poor performance grades

The performance levels of the Chinese, Brazilian and Indian trademark offices have clear room for improvement but change could be afoot.

06 April 2018

Amendments to Industrial Property Law: what trademark owners and applicants need to know

The Mexican Senate has approved a bill that will substantially amend the provisions of the Industrial Property Law relating to trademarks. This update provides a summary of the main changes.

04 April 2018

Enforcing and terminating franchise agreements in Mexico

As part of our deep dive into franchising rules in Asia and South America, we outline the rules that govern enforcement and termination of franchise agreements in Mexico.

20 March 2018

Procedures and strategies for pharmaceutical brands: Mexico

Featured in Pharmaceutical Trademarks: A Global Guide 2018/2019

There is no clear link between the IP Law and the Health Law and their regulations regarding conflicts between registered trademarks and marketing authorisations or distinctive names. IMPI examiners usually consider the three-letter rule when analysing the similarity of pharmaceutical trademarks.

13 March 2018

Franchising: a global guide to brand monetisation

In the first of a two-part series, we outline the legislative framework for franchising in nine jurisdictions across Asia and South America.

01 March 2018

Why local counsel is key to a strong filing strategy in Mexico

Rights holders seeking trademark protection, whether on a national or international basis, should consult local counsel in order to formulate a filing strategy that holds up to Mexican customs and practice.

01 March 2018

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